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    • Chairman of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee, Rev. Dr. Stevenson Samuels, says Jamaica has improved politically as a nation.
    • He was speaking at the 35th National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB), held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on January 15, in New Kingston, under the theme: ‘Return… Reconnect... Rebuild With God’.
    • Proceeds from the National Prayer Breakfast will go towards the Theodora Project in Negril, which assists youth vulnerable to human trafficking.

    Chairman of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee, Rev. Dr. Stevenson Samuels, says Jamaica has improved politically as a nation.

    “The manner in which we conduct ourselves politically has been better than in former years,” Rev. Samuels said.

    He was speaking at the 35th National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB), held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on January 15, in New Kingston, under the theme: ‘Return… Reconnect… Rebuild With God’.

    Dr. Samuels pointed out that the murder rate has gone down significantly throughout recent years, adding that all leaders and other stakeholders have been working “tirelessly to ensure that we are heading in the right direction.”

    “Our improvement in the reduction of murders and other major crimes in Jamaica are not by chance. As we approach elections at the true levels in this nation, I am sure that our political leaders that are here today will ensure the continuation of this trend,” Rev. Samuels said.

    The Chairman also emphasised that despite the reduction in the crime rate, there is need to reduce the figures even lower.

    “We are calling on all Jamaicans to take back this nation and reduce murders. Our brothers and sisters in the Diaspora are depending on us to do this. The victims of crime are bawling out for this. Our children who will be men and women of tomorrow deserve this,” Rev. Samuels said.

    Among the leaders in attendance at the breakfast were: Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen; Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller; Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness; parliamentarians; custodes; the judiciary; local government leaders; business leaders; the security forces; community and labour leaders; members of the diplomatic and consular corps; and church leaders.

    The Prime Minister read the first lesson from Jeremiah 29: 7, 10-13, while Mr. Holness read the second lesson, from Ephesians 4:4-6, 11-13, 16. The keynote address was given by Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Reverend Everton Jackson.

    Proceeds from the National Prayer Breakfast will go towards the Theodora Project in Negril, which assists youth vulnerable to human trafficking.

    Human trafficking is estimated by the United Nations to be a US$32-billion per year global trade.

     

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